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Tatiana Maslany Joins Matthew Rhys on HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series

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Tatiana Maslany Joins Matthew Rhys on HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series
Tatiana Maslany has joined Matthew Rhys on HBO’s upcoming “Perry Mason” limited series from Team Downey, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Boardwalk Empire” alum Tim Van Patten will direct and executive produce the project.

Maslany, who starred for five seasons on BBC America’s “Orphan Black,” will play as Sister Alice. The character is described as “a rare sight – the leader of the Radiant Assembly of God, preaching three sermons a day (21 a week!) to a hungry congregation and a radio audience that spans the country. Entertainer, politician, God’s conduit to the City of Angels, Sister Alice wields great power when she speaks, and plans to use it in ways only she can know.”

Also Read: HBO's 'Perry Mason' Limited Series Gets Greenlight, Tim Van Patten to Direct and Executive Produce

Rhys stars as Perry Mason “at a time in his life when he
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The Original 1954 Godzilla Destroys Schlafly Bottleworks April 11th

“I can’t believe that Godzilla was the only surviving member of its species… But if we continue conducting nuclear tests, it’s possible that another Godzilla might appear somewhere in the world again!”

The original Godzilla (1954) screens Thursday April 11th at 7:00pm at Schlafly Bottleworks. The film will be hosted by We Are Movie Geeks own Tom Stockman. A Facebook invite for the event can be found Here

The original Japanese Godzilla from 1954 is a historical classic. While it may seem a little hokey when considering contemporary special effects capabilities, the film nonetheless seems to rectify the dated destruction scenes with realistic, dramatic, and depressing aftermath scenes where orphaned children are crying, families are destroyed, and lives are lost as a result of the ‘Big G’s’ destructive wake. When analyzing the monster’s destructive capabilities it’s important to remember that Godzilla was produced at a time
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HBO Defends "Perry Mason"

HBO has greenlit a limited TV series based on author Erle Stanley Gardner's criminal defense lawyer "Perry Mason", set in 1932 Los Angeles, starring Matthew Rhys ("The Americans"), directed by Tim Van Patten ("The Sopranos"), executive produced by Susan and Robert Downey Jr. "exploring the character's formative years":

"...'Perry Mason' is set in 1932 Los Angeles. While the rest of the country recovers from the 'Great Depression', this city is booming! Oil! 'Olympic Games'! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong..."

"Perry Mason is living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, haunted by his wartime experiences in France and a broken marriage..."

As a defense attorney, 'Perry Mason' was featured in more than 80 'detective fiction' novels and short stories, most of which had a plot involving his client's murder trial. Typically, Mason was able to establish his client's innocence by implicating another character, who then confessed.
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HBO Is Bringing Back Perry Mason, and This Time He F*cks

Gather round children, and let me tell you a story of the procedural that launched a thousand cop dramas! Perry Mason, TV's first weekly one-hour series, premiered in 1957 and followed the weekly cases of the titular Perry Marson (Raymond Burr), a criminal defense lawyer practicing in Los Angeles.

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Matthew Rhys is coming for another Emmy as HBO orders ‘Perry Mason’ limited series

Matthew Rhys is coming for another Emmy as HBO orders ‘Perry Mason’ limited series
Should Matthew Rhys make room for another Emmy? HBO has picked up its limited series version of “Perry Mason,” starring the “Americans” alum in the titular role.

Set in 1932, the new series finds the iconic criminal defense lawyer during some lean years, when he is living paycheck-to-paycheck as a low-rent private investigator. Mason also has Ptsd from his war experience in France and is dealing with a broken marriage.

Here is the official logline:

1932, Los Angeles. While the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong! Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, this limited series follows the origins of American Fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason. When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe,
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Perry Mason Limited Series Starring Matthew Rhys Formally Greenlit at HBO

Perry Mason Limited Series Starring Matthew Rhys Formally Greenlit at HBO
HBO is officially reviving Perry Mason. The pay cabler has formally ordered a limited series based on legendary fictional criminal defense lawyer, with The AmericansMatthew Rhys taking on the title role. Sopranos vet Tim Van Patten, meanwhile, has signed on as director and Ep.

As we reported back in January, Rhys — who will also serve as a producer on the aptly-titled Perry Mason — will play Mason at a time in his life when he is living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator. He also finds himself haunted by his wartime experiences in France and is suffering the effects of a broken marriage.
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HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series Gets Greenlight, Tim Van Patten to Direct and Executive Produce

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HBO has given the greenlight to its long-gestating “Perry Mason” limited series, which will be directed and executive produced by “Boardwalk Empire” alum Tim Van Patten.

Matthew Rhys stars as Perry Mason “at a time in his life when he is living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator. Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and is suffering the effects of a broken marriage.” Rhys, who wrapped up his starring role in FX’s “The Americans” last year, stepped in for “Avengers” star Robert Downey Jr., who departed the project as an actor earlier this year. Downey remains on board as an executive producer.

Van Patten was a director, executive producer and writer for HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and also helmed episodes for “The Sopranos” and the pilot for “Game of Thrones.”

Also Read: Matthew Rhys Takes Over Title Role From Robert Downey Jr. in HBO's 'Perry Mason'
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TVLine Items: Unsolved Mysteries Reboot, Ryan Hansen Return and More

Netflix is looking to bring closure to more Unsolved Mysteries: The streaming service has picked up a modern take on the true-crime reality series, from the original creators and Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy.

The update will “once again look to viewers to help aid investigators in closing the book on long outstanding cases,” Netflix announced on Twitter.

The original Unsolved Mysteries ran for nine seasons on NBC from 1987 to 1997 before moving to CBS for its final two years. In 2001, Lifetime revived the program, which also briefly aired on Spike. Past hosts include Raymond Burr, Karl Malden, Robert Stack,
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Netflix to Reboot ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ With Original Creators on Board

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Netflix is bringing back the true crime/paranormal series “Unsolved Mysteries.”

The revival is being led by the show’s original creators, alongside “Stranger Things” executive producer Shawn Levy. Terry Dunn Meurer is showrunning this new version that she co-created with John Cosgrove, who will executive produce. Levy and Josh Barry are executive producing for 21 Laps. Robert Wise will also serve as co-executive producer and showrunner.

Per Netflix, this modern take on the classic series will maintain the chilling feeling viewers loved about the original, while also telling the stories through the lens of a premium Netflix documentary series. Each episode will focus on one mystery and once again will look to viewers to help aid investigators in closing the book on long outstanding cases. It will run for 12 episodes.

Also Read: 'Making a Murderer' Attorney Kathleen Zellner Challenges Andrew Colborn to Reenact Bookcase Theory From Trial

Originally hosted by Robert Stack,
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Matthew Rhys to play Perry Mason in upcoming HBO limited series

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Criminal defense lawyer Perry Mason has appeared in novels, short stories, feature films, and radio shows, but the best known adaptation of the character created by Erle Stanley Gardner is the long-running TV series which starred Raymond Burr in the leading role. There have been several attempts at rebooting Perry Mason in recent years but the latest incarnation will be an HBO limited…
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"Perry Mason" @ HBO

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Emmy winning actor Matthew Rhys ("The Americans") will star as investigative criminal lawyer 'Perry Mason' in a new HBO limited TV series, executive produced by Susan and Robert Downey Jr. exploring the character's formative years:

"...'Perry Mason' will be set in 1932 Los Angeles. While the rest of the country recovers from the 'Great Depression', this city is booming! Oil! 'Olympic Games'! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong..."

"Perry Mason is living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, haunted by his wartime experiences in France and a broken marriage..."

As a defense attorney, 'Perry Mason' was featured in more than 80 'detective fiction' novels and short stories, most of which had a plot involving his client's murder trial. Typically, Mason was able to establish his client's innocence by implicating another character, who then confessed.

Author Gardner had over 135 million copies of his books in print in
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Matthew Rhys Tapped to Lead HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series

In today's news that you definitely need to text your dad immediately, The Americans star Matthew Rhys has been cast as the lead of HBO's Perry Mason limited series. A remake of the long-running legal drama starring Raymond Burr, HBO's update will serve as an origin story of sorts for the title defense attorney as he navigates 1930s Los Angeles as a private investigator. The character is also reportedly "haunted by his wartime experiences in France and is suffering the effects of a broken marriage," so this will all be a ton of fun. The remake—…
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Matthew Rhys Takes Over Title Role From Robert Downey Jr. in HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series

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Matthew Rhys Takes Over Title Role From Robert Downey Jr. in HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series
Matthew Rhys will star in HBO’s long-gestating “Perry Mason” limited series.

Rhys, who last year wrapped up his starring role in FX’s “The Americans,” replaces Robert Downey Jr., who departed the project as an actor earlier this year, though he is remaining on board as an executive producer.

Rhys will star as Perry Mason “at a time in his life when he is living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator. Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and is suffering the effects of a broken marriage.”

Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' Sets Season 8 Premiere Date - With an Actual Teaser (Video)

The logline for the series, per HBO is: 1932, Los Angeles. While the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong! Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner,
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The Americans' Matthew Rhys to Play Perry Mason in HBO Limited Series

The Americans' Matthew Rhys to Play Perry Mason in HBO Limited Series
Matthew Rhys is going from stealing America’s secrets to embodying one of its icons.

Fresh off his Emmy-winning six-season run on FX’s The Americans, Rhys has signed on to star as legendary fictional criminal defense lawyer Perry Mason in a prospective limited series at HBO. The project is being exec produced Robert Downey Jr., who was originally eyed to play Mason. (Downey Jr.’s Team Downey shingle has been trying to get a Perry Mason project off the ground for much of the past decade.)

Rhys, who will also serve as a producer on the project, will play
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A Man Alone

Ray Milland directs a fine western drama, strong on character and tension; it garnered enough praise to set him on a second, minor career behind the camera. Milland also stars as a gunman in the wrong place at the wrong time — framed for a mass murder in an unforgiving frontier town. Who ya gonna blame? That nasty sidewinder villain Raymond Burr, of course.

A Man Alone

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Kl Studio Classics

1955 / Color / 1:66 widescreen / 96 min. / Street Date November 6, 2018 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Ray Milland, Mary Murphy, Ward Bond, Raymond Burr, Arthur Space, Lee Van Cleef, Alan Hale Jr., Douglas Spencer, Thomas Browne Henry, Grandon Rhodes, Martin Garralaga, Kim Spalding, Minerva Urecal.

Cinematography: Lionel Lindon

Film Editor: Richard L. Van Enger

Original Music: Victor Young

Written by John Tucker Battle, from a story by Mort Briskin

Directed by R. Milland

A Man Alone is yet another exceptional western from Republic Pictures.
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Downey Jr. Defends "Perry Mason"

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HBO and Robert Downey Jr. ("Iron Man") continue developing a "Perry Mason" dramatic TV series, based on stories by Erle Stanley Gardner, starring Downey Jr. as the world's greatest criminal defence lawyer:

The series will feature Mason's secretary 'Della Street', private investigator 'Paul Drake' and courtroom nemesis 'Hamilton Burger'.

Downey Jr. and his wife Susan Downey will produce.

As a defense attorney, 'Perry Mason' was featured in more than 80 'detective fiction' novels and short stories, most of which had a plot involving his client's murder trial. Typically, Mason was able to establish his client's innocence by implicating another character, who then confessed.

Author Gardner had over 135 million copies of his books in print in North America in 1969.

The character was also portrayed each weekday on a long-running radio series, followed by well-known depictions in film and TV including television's longest-running lawyer series, from 1957 to 1966 starring Raymond Burr, another
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Perry Mason HBO TV Reboot: Tatiana Maslany Joins Matthew Rhys

Joseph Baxter Kirsten Howard Apr 12, 2019

HBO is reviving iconic lawyer/gumshoe Perry Mason for a limited series, starring The Americans' Matthew Rhys.

Decades before the likes of Law & Order, there was Perry Mason, the iconic criminal defense lawyer and investigator, who debuted in the detective fiction of author Erle Stanley Gardner. While appearing in a sizable stack of books, films and even a comic strip, the character was defined for decades by Raymond Burr, who starred in the original 1957-1966 CBS TV series, which was followed-up for decades by TV movies released up until the actor's death in 1993.

With the property long dormant, HBO has been eyeing a reboot effort, which, after failed attempts, is finally moving forward as a limited series that’s been placed in the hands of showrunners Ron Fitzgerald and Rolin Jones, who both worked on Friday Night Lights and Weeds. This time around,
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Film Review: ‘CinemAbility’

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Film Review: ‘CinemAbility’
First unveiled on the festival circuit in 2012, “CinemAbility” has been around long enough that at least eight of the participants have since died. The interviews may be a bit old, but that doesn’t make the film itself outdated. If anything, the cultural conversation seems to be catching up with director Jenni Gold’s enlightening look at the complicated history of how Hollywood depicts people with disabilities — those once referred to as “handicapped,” a word that, like many of the once-acceptable screen portrayals referenced here, often diminishes individuals who are unfairly pigeonholed by their differences.

In the tradition of “The Celluloid Closet” and “Hollywood Chinese,” which focused on shortcomings in the way Lgbt and Chinese-American characters have traditionally been depicted on,screen, the Jane Seymour-hosted “CinemAbility” offers a valuable, wide-ranging survey of how the film and TV industries deal with “otherness” — whether it be based on race, sexual orientation,
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Robert Downey Jr. will no longer star in Perry Mason reboot

Back in August of 2016 it was announced that Robert Downey Jr.’s Team Downey was teaming up with HBO for a TV reboot of Perry Mason – a project that Downey was originally developing as a feature at Warner Bros. back in 2011.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour, HBO President Casey Bloys has now provided an update on the potential series, confirming that it remains in development but revealing that Downey will no longer star as the criminal defense lawyer.

“We developed two really good scripts, and we are talking about, is any actor that would be great for the role,” said Bloys. “There is a lot of interest from actors, we are thinking about who that might be.”

Despite dropping out of the title role, Downey remains attached as a producers alongside his wife and Team Downey partner Susan Downey, while the most recent draft of the script
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HBO’s Perry Mason Reboot Looking For New Actor For the Lead, Robert Downey Jr. Remains Executive Producer

  • Deadline
There has been a new development on HBO and Team Downey’s TV series in the works that reimagines Perry Mason.

The project, a take on Erle Stanley Gardner’s classic character, was originally set up at HBO two years ago with Robert Downey Jr. attached to play the title character.

I hear it became clear about six months ago that Downey Jr.’s feature commitments would make it difficult for him to act on the series, which remains in active development at HBO.

“We developed two really good scripts, and we are talking about, is any actor that would be great for the role,” HBO president of programming Casey Bloys told Deadline at TCA. “There is a lot of interest from actors, we are thinking about who that might be.”

Robert and Susan Downey, who developed the project, remain executive producers. Team Downey originally had a Perry Mason feature
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